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Heroes of Country Music, Vol. 2: Legends of Honky Tonk
     

Heroes of Country Music, Vol. 2: Legends of Honky Tonk

 
In many ways, the honky tonk years of the '40s and '50s represent the real golden era of country music. Fashioned from the early string band and hillbilly sound of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, honky tonk, with its more overt blues sensibilities, took country music to its rootsy extreme, before the lush production values of the Nashville sound arrived on the

Overview

In many ways, the honky tonk years of the '40s and '50s represent the real golden era of country music. Fashioned from the early string band and hillbilly sound of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, honky tonk, with its more overt blues sensibilities, took country music to its rootsy extreme, before the lush production values of the Nashville sound arrived on the scene. Honky tonk also gave air to music's picaresque backbone: the tavern culture thriving on the outskirts of town. This Rhino roundup provides a fine sneak peak into that smoke-filled and beer-soaked world. Featuring many classics, the disc ranges from early cuts by Al Dexter ("Honky Tonk Blues"), Ernest Tubb ("Walking the Floor Over You"), and Ted Daffan ("Born to Lose") to some late-hour triumphs by Lefty Frizzell ("Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More)"), Charlie Walker ("Pick Me Up on Your Way Down"), and George Jones ("A Girl I Used to Know"). In between, there's more than just filler by the likes of Hank Thompson, Red Foley, and the grand honky tonker himself, Hank Williams. Along with Columbia's equally impressive Honky Tonk Heroes collection, this 18-track sampler is a great way to see what all the fuss is about.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227244125
catalogNumber:
72441

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Atkins   Electric Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Red Foley   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lefty Frizzell   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Hawkshaw Hawkins   Vocals,Track Performer
George Jones   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Moon Mullican   Piano
Carl Smith   Track Performer
Red Sovine   Vocals,Track Performer
Hank Thompson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Floyd Tillman   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Spike Jones   Drums
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Zeb Turner   Electric Guitar
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Billy Gray   Guitar
Don Helms   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Fiddle,Guitar
Leon Payne   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ernest Tubb   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Walker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Speedy West   Steel Guitar
Chubby Wise   Fiddle
Johnny Bond   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sandy Posey   Background Vocals
Dexter   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Bryant   Guitar
Cliff Bruner   Fiddle
Joe Babcock   Background Vocals
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Jim Ed Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Bill Carson   Guitar
Curly Chalker   Steel Guitar
Floyd Chance   Bass
Chip Young   Guitar
Ray Edenton   Bass,Guitar
Eddie Forrest   Drums
Buddy Harman   Drums
Walter Haynes   Steel Guitar
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Tommy Jackson   Fiddle
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Ernie Newton   Bass
June Page   Background Vocals
Jerry Rivers   Fiddle
Ralph Smith   Piano
Bill Stewart   Bass
Pete Wade   Guitar
Hank Williams   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Gil Baca   Piano
Hezzie Bryant   Bass
Buddy Buller   Guitar
Jerry Byrd   Steel Guitar
Farris Coursey   Drums
Freddy Courtney   Accordion
Ted Daffan   Guitar,Track Performer
Lowell Frisby   Bass
Little Red Hayes   Fiddle
Ernie Hunter   Fiddle
Dickie McBride   Guitar,Vocals
Luke Owens   Guitar
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Darold Raley   Fiddle
Leo Raley   Mandolin,Electric Mandola
Randall Raley   Fiddle,Guitar
Joe Thames   Banjo
Bob Moore   Bass
Sam Pruett   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jack Shook   Guitar
Bill Simmons   Piano
Tex Atchison   Fiddle
Bert Dodson   Bass
Bob Dunn   Steel Guitar
Rex Griffin   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Sells   Piano
Zeke Turner   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Cliff Bruner & The Texas Wanderers   Track Performer
Louis Innis   Guitar
Johnny Sibert   Steel Guitar
Jack True   Bass
Jimmy Selph   Guitar
Tunesmiths   Track Performer
Johnny "Tub" Johnson   Bass
Jimmy Smith   Guitar
Frank Juricek   Steel Guitar
Kermit Baca   Drums
David Briggs   Piano
Bob Symons   Guitar

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Art Satherley   Producer
Pappy Daily   Producer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Dave Kapp   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Fred Rose   Producer
Hank Williams   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Ted Daffan   Contributor
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes,Discographical Annotation
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Richard Foos   Executive Producer
Patrick Milligan   Discographical Annotation
Paul Cohen   Producer
A. A. Carter   Composer

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